Beautifully refurbished, Grade II listed example of Lutyens' early work in the heart of rural Surrey
Munstead Place, completed in 1892, is considered to be one of Lutyens's first sizeable commissions. Originally called Munstead Corner, Lutyens was appointed by the wine merchant Charles Heatley and his wife, Constance, on the recommendation of Gertrude Jekyll, whose own property was nearby. Designed with inspiration taken from Randolph Caldecott's images of old West Surrey, Lutyens incorporated aspects learnt from his time in the offices of renowned architect and artist Ernest George and the works of Richard Norman Shaw to create a beautiful and characterful home constructed from Bargate stone and half-timbering all under a red-tiled roof. Within, Lutyens's distinctive design is evident throughout, with fine joinery, well-proportioned fireplaces, leaded casement windows set in oak mullions and transoms, together with the main stair, considered to be 'one of Lutyens's finest, of any period'*. Although no documents confirming Gertrude Jekyll's involvement survive, given her acquaintance with the Heatleys, the proximity of her home and the distinctive Jekyll hallmarks in the beautifully structured garden design, it is likely she would have been party to it.
* Taken from David Cole, Sir Edwin Lutyens, the Arts and Crafts Houses
Munstead Place, which is Grade II listed, underwent an extensive renovation between 2009 and 2012 by the current owners. The result is a high specification finish with contemporary, practical family living in mind. The interior design compliments the architectural features and heritage of the property. The location of Munstead Place is private, tranquil and rural yet the amenities of Godalming town centre are only a mile away.
- Formal reception room - Formal dining room - Vestibule - Open plan informal kitchen/reception/dining room - Pantry - Study - TV/games room - Boot room - 3 WCs - Utility room/staff kitchen/panic room - Plant room - Garbage store.
- Principal bedroom, en suite and dressing room - Two guest bedrooms with en suites - Three further bedrooms - Family bathroom/panic room - Linen room and Utility room.
- Plant - Significant storage provision.
- Comms and plant room - Storage - Bespoke wine cellar comprising: High quality finishes; Temperature controlled; c. 1,200 bottles capacity
- Two bedrooms - Kitchen - Lounge - Shower/WC
- Two large car bays - Large store room - Wood store
Outdoor kitchen comprising stainless steel Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet equipment: Supersized grill; Two fridges; Two gas hobs; Pizza oven; Heating cabinet; Bin cabinet; Sink with hot and cold water; Various storage cabinets
- Stainless steel bar with sink
- Outdoor television
- Bose speaker system to kitchen, bar and outdoor living space
- Dining area & seating areas under pergola
- Tennis court (with half court basketball court);
- Cricket wicket
- Croquet court
- 5 a-side football pitch
- Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a swimming pool and erection of an outbuilding for use as a pool plant room by Waverley Borough Council (Planning Reference: WA/2022/00559 & WA/2022/00560 ).
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Munstead Place offers the highly sought after combination of architectural heritage and a 'turn key' finish, ideal for those keen to start enjoying life in the Surrey Hills as soon as they move in.Phillippa Dalby-Welsh